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The Introvert’s Guide to Launching a Book

<b>Note from Jane:</b> Today’s guest post is by publisher and author L.L. Barkat (@llbarkat) of Tweetspeak Poetry.<p>If you write a book, it’s natural to want …

Writing

I need a low cost, high quality computer - WorkVentures

Why would you want to buy a refurbished computer? Because they are top quality machines donated by large corporates which our team bring back to …

Windows 10

6 Tricks to Help You Finish Your Work in Progress (WIP)

We all want to finish the books or short stories we start, but sometimes we struggle. We could spend months or even years working on the same project …

Writing

FreeFileSync

mechtengineer reviewed FreeFileSync:<p>I have tried two other free synchronisation software suites: Synkron (also SourceForge software) and RichCopy …

Software

Disobedient Futures – Call for Spec Lit & Art Submissions!

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, mixed-genre work, plays, and screenplays on the topic of</b> …

Non-binary

12 Creative Writing Templates for Planning Your Novel

It’s that time of year when thousands of writers around the world prepare to type faster than a speeding bullet, drink coffee more powerful than a …

The E.U.’s New Privacy Laws Might Actually Create a Better Internet

So far, the biggest perceived effect of the most important data-privacy law ever has been a sharp increase in emails from social networks and web …

From Manspreading to Mansplaining — 6 Ways Men Dominate the Spaces Around Them

And much like admitting that I, too, am guilty of manspreading, admitting this doesn’t mean that I’m a terrible human being, but it does mean that if …

There’s A Giant Winter-Themed Village Popping Up Tomorrow

The doona’s back on the bed. You just realised you own five coats that look pretty much exactly the same. And the supermarket is fresh out of …

Submit an application – The Next Chapter

This is a scheme to support a new generation of writers to develop their skills and work from the ground up.<p>The Next Chapter will celebrate writers …

AutoREALM

Vector based drawing software designed for RPGs<p>Brought to you by: andygryc, bmorel, conruyt, falerion, and 5 others<p>Downloads: 655 This Week<p>Last …

‘Circe’ Shows Us How Storytelling Is Power—And How That Power Can Be Seized

The latest book to give voice to the silent women of the canon, Madeline Miller’s novel subverts the masculine norms of epic adventureLast year, …

A Writer's Guide to Permissions and Fair Use

Andrea Costa Photography / Flickr<p>Whenever you decide to directly quote, excerpt, or reproduce someone else’s work in your own—whether that’s a book, …

Light The Dark Khaled Hosseini With Book Captions

7 Methods for Writing Your First Draft

<b>Introduction</b> <b><br>The Seed</b>Every story is—at the beginning—<br>the same opening of a door<br>onto a completely unknown space. <i><br>–Margaret Atwood</i>Every work of fiction …

4 Things Men Are Really Doing When They 'Play Devil's Advocate' Against Feminism

<b>You withhold trust in our ability to rationalize because you assume that our points of view are influenced by our experiences – as if your</b> …

5 Of Melbourne's Best Hidden Secrets

Melbourne is one big city. There are new things popping up every single week and it can be hard to keep up with what’s hot, what’s not and what to …

I Want to Be Rich and I’m Not Sorry

My junior year of high school, I entered a creative-writing contest that awarded a significant cash stipend. I faced stiff competition from a number of Ivy League-bound classmates, but I submitted my essay with a reasonable expectation of winning. I am a great writer, a conviction I kept private …

Women of Color

Men use sexist and homophobic jokes due to insecurity over their masculinity, study claims

There is a certain man who thinks it’s funny to suggest a woman get back in the kitchen. Or tells her not to cry when something goes slightly awry. …

Jokes

Why Google Adwords is (and isn’t) a Waste of Time for Writers

Whenever you do a Google search, you will notice the top and bottom entries are ads. Google Adwords, an advertising tool created by Google, allows …

Why I’m Concerned About Samsung Hypnotizing People & Erasing Their Memory

Samsung’s Swedish site recently revealed a new program that offers hypnosis so that you can erase your memories and re-watch your favourite shows for …

As William Kennedy shows, good writing is about what you can get away with

Saul Bellow was a big figure for William Kennedy. Prior to helping him find a publisher for Ironweed in 1983 (with some effective Bellow bluster), he also briefly taught Kennedy in Puerto Rico in the 1960s and provided some excellent advice, as Kennedy told the Paris Review:<p>He would explain that my …

Literature

Your Ultimate First Chapter Checklist, Pt. 1: Hooking Readers

Your story’s first chapter is one of the most important pieces of your story. Not only does it provide the foundation for a solid storyform to come, …

Here's how to delete yourself from the internet - at the click of a button

<b>In our smartphone-obsessed digital age, we effectively live our entire lives online, which makes us increasingly vulnerable to unseen threats.</b><p>Cyber …

Shocking Post Reveals How Much Google And Facebook Know About Our Lives

Most of us probably have this nagging feeling that all the fun and convenience that we get online and take for granted should be paid for somehow. We …

7 ways to start writing (and stop procrastinating)

Last Saturday, I caught up with some writers who were in the memoir-writing class that I did through the Australian Writers’ Centre. I almost skipped …

Top tips for revising your novel

<b>Are you passionate about writing, authors, and books? Sign up for our weekly newsletter, full of tips, how-tos, writing advice, and more.</b> You’ve …

Facebook scans things you send on Messenger, Mark Zuckerberg admits

Facebook scans pictures and links sent on its Messenger app to ensure they abide by company guidelines, it has been revealed, and any messages that …

Social Media

12 Home Library Design Ideas That Showcase Your Books

I just moved, so naturally I’m trying to figure out the best home library design ideas for my new place. As much as I want to recreate the library …